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Unlike other museums, the Australian War Memorial has chosen to make the original vehicle registration books accessible to the public.  All original books have been scanned page by page and put into large PDF files for everybody to search.
As expected the books show all the Nortons which have been officially registered by the Australian Army.
The books also gives some history for each vehicle.
It is also clear that the books do not contain  the motorcycles used by the Australian army in the Western Desert and will therefore not give all answers.
It will also not give information on MC's used by RANavy and RAAF.

To ease the search for a specific engine number I have categorised them all in one excel file.
If you want a quick answer, drop me a line and I can tell what C number(s) fits to your particular motorcycle if in the list.
 
wd16h@telfort.nl
  
It appears that a single motorcycle can have had up to 4 different C numbers over its life.
With the census numbers it is much easier to go through the various books.

(I initially wanted to add the Excel to the website but experience has shown that my elbow gease is re-published on other websites without even a reference/credit to where it came from).

 

All the books themselfs can be viewed and downloaded via the links given here. I only added the ones which refer to Nortons.

         AWM126 1 - Army vehicle registration books. AIF 1-6112

         AWM126 2 - Army vehicle registration books. AIF 6113-12325

         AWM126 3 - Army vehicle registration books. AIF 12326-18867

         AWM126 4 - Army vehicle registration books. AIF 18868-25974

         AWM126 5 - Army vehicle registration books. 1-13807

         AWM126 6 - Army vehicle registration books. 13808-20076

         AWM126 7 - Army vehicle registration books. 20077-26346

         AWM126 8 - Army vehicle registration books. 26347-32616

         AWM126 9 - Army vehicle registration books. 32617-40471

         AWM126 10 - Army vehicle registration books. 40472-48358

         AWM126 11 - Army vehicle registration books. 48359-59264

         AWM126 12 - Army vehicle registration books. 59265-66912

         AWM126 13 - Army vehicle registration books. 66913-74560

         AWM126 14 - Army vehicle registration books. 74561-82208

         AWM126 15 - Army vehicle registration books. 82209-89842

         AWM126 16 - Army vehicle registration books. 89843-97415

         AWM126 17 - Army vehicle registration books. 97416-105866

         AWM126 18 - Army vehicle registration books. 105867-114437

         AWM126 19 - Army vehicle registration books. 114438-122646

         AWM126 20 - Army vehicle registration books. 122647-132320

         AWM126 21 - Army vehicle registration books. 132321-140600

         AWM126 22 - Army vehicle registration books. 140601-150896

         AWM126 23 - Army vehicle registration books. 150897-159509

         AWM126 24 - Army vehicle registration books. 159510-168121

         AWM126 25 - Army vehicle registration books. 168122-177970

AWM126 26 - Army vehicle registration books. 177971-187538 [trucks and cars rather than jeeps]

 

 

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